World’s Longest ‘Dyno’ Is Either Climbing or Parkour (Or Both)

Sometimes, a dyno is the easiest way for a climber to get between two holds on a route. Sometimes, it’s got nothing to do with climbing at all.

How far is the world’s longest dyno? Turns out, it’s pretty far. Watch this parkour athlete make big jumps on the wall look like playthings, and then spring toward a world record.

Dyno competitions are attractive for obvious reasons: high-flying, goofy, and sometimes improbable. Watching top athletes do it is similar to watching a dunk contest. Along the way, you’ll see some wicked slams, bending of the rules of athleticism and coordination, and, maybe, groundbreaking successes.

Watch these two gym rats try to jump out of the place.

Runtime: 13 minutes

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Sam Anderson

Sam has roamed the American continent to follow adventures, explore natural wonders, and find good stories. After going to college to be a writer, he got distracted (or saved) by rock climbing and spent most of the next decade on the road, supporting himself with trade work. He's had addresses in the Adirondack Mountains, Las Vegas, and somehow Kansas, but his heart belongs in the Texas hill country.